Another vendor at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival is Annapolis Chocolate Bar’s Cheryl Starr. When she is not at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival, Cheryl Starr splits her time between her store at Maryland Avenue, corporate events, weddings, and other events. Her signature offering at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival is sea salt caramels which come wrapped in holiday boxes. Other vendors at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival offer a broad range of chocolate temptations such as bonbons, candies, cookies, fudge, truffles, cakes, and chocolate caramels. Other events that you can find at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival include gluten-free, organic, Non-GMO, kosher, and vegan selections.
The Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival is not only about indulging in chocolate treats. Kids also have the opportunity to play in the gigantic gingerbread house. If you would like to make s’mores and roast marshmallows at the fire pit with Annapolis’ finest, the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival is the place to be. And you do not have to worry if it is cold, because the Police Department of Annapolis will come to your rescue with their Cocoa with the Popo. This started a few years ago and involves the Police using a customized Airstream trailer to dol out hot chocolate. Since the advent of the tradition, the Police department has handed out more than a thousand cocoa cups.
If you thought that things couldn’t get any better at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival, you will be delightfully surprised to learn that Santa also attends the events. This means that kids can tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Also, Santa encourages attendees to donate hats, new toys, and coats for the We Care & Friends Holiday Party for needy children in the area. Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Hammond-Harwood House prior to the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival if they would like to take a trip through the history of chocolate. The event which is held between 11 am and 1 pm details the history of chocolate dating back to ancient Mesoamerica and the various changes that the chocolate-making process has undergone throughout the years. The program is hands-on and offers attendees the chance to grind cacao beans into chocolate with the use of a Mexican grinding mill. Attendees also have the opportunity to taste chocolate wine, cacao shell tea, cacao nib tea, as well as other various traditional chocolate delights.
Whether you would like to attend the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival to indulge in the various delights, are seeking an event to take your family to, or would like to learn about the history of chocolate, one thing is certain, it is one of the most delightful ways to spend the first Sunday of December and get the Christmas spirit going.